I'm bringing a large group of artists to Sesimbra and surrounding areas to paint beginning of April and wonder about some basic stuff. Are ordinary products that we're used to here in the states available there ie: AA batteries, deodorants, paint thinner, coke, etc? In France the pharmacies act somewhat like consultants and can actually prescribe things for clients (in the states they would be sued out of existence for that). What are the pharmacies like in Portugal?
I'm trying to get a feel for what to expect.